Rebecca Sapp/WireImage for The Recording AcademyLongtime Lovin’ Spoonful member Jerry Yester was arrested Thursday in Arkansas on various child pornography charges, ABC News has confirmed. According to Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, the 74-year-old musician is facing 30 counts of allegedly possessing, distributing or viewing matter depicting explicit sexual activity involving a child.

Yester was arrested by the Attorney General office’s Cyber Crimes Unit and was booked at the Boone County Jail in Harrison, Arkansas. People reports that he was released later that same day on a $35,000 bond. The agents at the Attorney General’s office began investigating Yester after it was determined that someone was downloading child porn on a computer at the musician’s address.

Yester joined The Lovin’ Spoonful in 1967 as original member Zal Yanovsky‘s replacement. Earlier in his career, Yester played with The New Christy Minstels and The Modern Folk Quartet. He also played piano as a session musician on The Lovin’ Spoonful’s hit 1965 single “Do You Believe in Magic.”

Yester’s resume also includes producing albums by such artists as Tim Buckley, The Association and Tom Waits. The Lovin’ Spoonful initially broke up in 1969, although Yester has regularly played with a re-formed version of the group since the early 1990s.

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